In this pre-conference, attendees will participate in an interactive simulation that teaches the roles culture and privilege play on perception and behavior. It will increase the participant's abilities to understand different disciplines, genders, races, and ages with a time-tested activity that forces people to communicate through differences. Attendees will also be given the handouts and resources so they can conduct the simulations with their own staff and students.
Speaker: Dion Crommarty - Diversity Coordinator Washington State University
Bio: Dion was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Dion has worked in Student Affairs for over 10 years. Before coming to Washington State University Spokane, he worked in the area of residence life at the University of Montana, University of Alaska Anchorage, Pennsylvania State University and Bloomsburg University. In his spare time, he enjoys running, watching movies, hiking and watching football. His favorite things about coming to Spokane are meeting all the students, and viewing the amazing scenery around the area.
Sunday, October 20th: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STEM Makerspace with Gizmo Lab
In this pre-conference, you will learn how pre-college programs can partner with community resources to provide quality STEM programming. Attendees will learn from Upward Bound Director Arielle Horan and the staff at Gizmo about how they develop new and original STEM programming each year, such as space camp with robotics, volcanic activity with ceramics, and health careers with bioengineering and adaptive technology. Participants will also visit the Gizmo space, which is located at the North Idaho College campus on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene and participate in hands-on STEM programming themselves. Gizmo will be offering two unique making experiences for registrars: EITHER 1) Experience the science of circuitry, using makerspace tools and art materials, create a closed-loop circuit that performs a unique and particular electronic function, OR 2) Take the ancient art of making felt to a contemporary, beautiful, and practical level. Participants will blend colorful wool fibers to create a soft fabric section that can be used as a wall hanging, or sewn into a bag, using our needle-felting machine.
Sunday, October 20th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $50 ($25 of the $50 cost covers supply fees for the labs.)
Polishing Your SSS Grant Proposal: 10 things to know before you submit
Are you beyond the generic proposal writing 101 type workshop? Join NAEOP for this unique individualized approach to polishing a near-finished proposal. The day will include a detailed review of anything new to the 2020 competition, especially point worthy requirements that are beyond the base 100 point selection criteria and tips on how to avoid common submission pitfalls. Learn from one another and four experienced SSS experts, with time specifically set aside for you to ask detailed questions.
|8:30 AM||Registration/networking with Coffee provided|
|9:00 AM||Expectations of Framework: What’s new for 2020 SSS Plan of Operation, Best practices, recommended citations for bibliography, and CPP’s|
|10:45 AM||What should my Logic Model look like?|
|11:15 AM||Working Lunch; Avoiding Common Submission Pitfalls, Formatting issues, assurance forms, having the right people on campus ready, review e-grants submission process|
|12:45 PM||Panel of Experts Answer Your Questions|
|2:00 PM||End of Workshop|
Lead Presenter: Amy L. Verlanic
Amy L. Verlanic is the sole proprietor of ALV Consulting. ALV Consulting offers project management, strategic planning, and grant writing services to nonprofit associations and educational institutions.
Her full time career is as the Executive Director of the Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech where she works to provide teachers and students with college-based programs that enrich statewide science, engineering, and technology education. Her educational grant-writing skills have garnered over $60 Million in public and private funding.
Amy has held elected office at the local, state, regional and national level. She was the Board Chair for the Council for Opportunity in Education in 2013, where she was charged to represent the needs of 2,900 federally funded TRIO programs serving 840,000 Americans.
Ms. Verlanic is a sought after lecturer on educational access issues, grant writing, funding, management and leadership and data management; her work has been shared at the European Access Network and across the United States. Her favorite place to share best practices, present, and learn is the NAEOP annual conference of which she has attended six.
Amy has served seven years on the Anaconda School Board, is the Governor’s Appointee on the Montana Board of Personnel Appeals and was most recently made a legislative appointee to the Office of Public Instruction’s K-12 Data Task Force. The things she is most proud of are her four beautiful daughters and being acknowledged by ASPIRE as the Art Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Sunday, October 20th: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Workshop
Cost for Workshop: Free for Members/ $325 for Non-Members
(This cost is not allowable with grant funds; however, institutional funds are allowed. Consider consulting with your institution to cover the cost of this proposal polishing workshop. Registration for pre-conference sessions as well as the conference registration are done a la carte, this allows you to do separate registrations for the conference and pre-conference sessions.)
Proposal reading and 15 minute feedback session with an expert
Experts include Amy Verlanic, Sari Byerly, and Traci Birdsell
Participants will be asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org a draft of their Needs, Objectives and Plan of Operation portions of their proposal by October 13th to allow dispersal of all proposals to specific expert readers. They will have a full 24 hours to read your essay and prepare suggestions and feedback during a one-on-one 15-minute session at the end of the day. Proposals submitted after October 13th may not be read, this allows time for proper dispersal to experts and time for the experts to devote quality time with each proposal.
2:00 – 6:00 PM* Appointments to Receive Individual Feedback on Your Draft
*Please note that you will not need to be present for the entire four hour block of 2:00 – 6:00 PM, but you will be assigned a 15 minute appointment to meet with one of our proposal experts who will provide feedback for finishing touches of your proposal.
Sunday, October 20th: 2:00 - 6:00 pm individual appointments
Cost for Proposal reading: $150 Members/$300 Non-Members**
(This cost is not allowable with grant funds; however, institutional funds are allowed. Consider consulting with your institution to cover the cost of this proposal review. Registration for pre-conference sessions as well as the conference registration are done a la carte, this allows you to do separate registrations for the conference and pre-conference sessions.)
**The $150/member and $300/nonmembers fee will cover the cost of the expert’s time in reading your proposal and providing valuable feedback. This is a significant savings to both members and nonmembers.